The day I ALMOST beat this amazing kid throwing the shot put. I played football and was on the track team in high school. For my size, 5'8" and 190 lbs., I was surprisingly quick. On the track team, I threw the shot put. There were four of us who did at my high school. I was not the biggest, but I was the best at it. When we would go to regional track meets, I always came in second, behind this HUGE kid from Jacksonville, where Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base is located. He was not only big, he was strong. He KNEW he was strong! ....and he was arrogant about it. Every time he and I would compete, he would beat me by just a few inches, and he would always say some derogatory remark to me. We both threw in the mid-50 foot range.....nothing record-setting, but he and I were consistently the two best in our region. We were at a regional meet being held at East Carolina University, and things just seemed to 'clic' with me??? I threw the longest I had ever thrown.....61' !!! I felt a rush of pride when I stepped out of the circle. I KNEW I was going to beat him that day!!! I'd never seen him throw that long. ....but he did. ....plus about 4 inches.
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